Seattle, do you have any idea how lucky we are?
I'm not trying to be cute here. The PNW is overwhelmingly fortunate to have as much live music as we do. Between the five-ish massives, a consistent stream of featured artist and genre specific shows, regular club nights, and an unstoppable force of local talent; we are basically spoiled when it comes to music. And I'm just thinking electronic here...you could spend the whole night tallying up the rest. On any given weekend there are at least six or seven venues at our disposal. But in addition to simply having options, we are also very hashtag-blessed with good
options. A big part of that is USC Events'
ability to stack their festival lineups with diverse artists that satisfy a wide variety of music tastes.
And as for this year...
In Alphabetical Order
ALY & FILA || AUDIEN || BORGEOUS || BUKU || DATSIK || DR. FRESCH || FERRY TAYLE FIGURE B2B MIDNIGHT TYRANNOSAURUS || JORDAN SUCKLEY || KNIFE PARTY LIQUID STRANGER || LOOKAS || MARK SHERRY || MONOVERSE || NGHTMRE
ORJAN NILSEN || REORDER || SIGMA || SIMON PATTERSON || TJR || UZ
NORTHWEST BAES: KOZMO, SHARPS
PLUS...ONE MORE MYSTERY HEADLINER TBA
has always been the perfect blend of casual and party. Not quite as crowded and crazy as Freaknight, but always delivers on the lineup and brings in a fantastic crowd of happy people.
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Tickets for USC's first massive of the year are on sale now. Get them here
! So in the meantime, take a moment to consider all those little details that make your night go smoother. Do a favor to future you and figure this stuff out now so you aren't panicking on March 9th.
How Are You Getting Down There?
- Find a designated driver and pile in! You can usually find free parking just down around C street (a little northwest of the Dome).
- The 594 will pick you up at on 4th and Stewart in downtown Seattle and get you down to the dome in about an hour, but they don't start making trips back again until 4am. Not a bad option if you're crashing in Tacoma that night.
- USC has been pretty great about arranging shuttles that take you down and back from Tacoma. $29 bucks round trip. Let someone else take care of the driving and get to hang with cool people on the way. Check the details here
- During non-surge pricing (which you can bet won't be the case) you're looking at about $50 - $70 one way from downtown Seattle. Not bad split between 4 people.
- Getting home from a show is pretty much the only time I'll use taxis now. Avoid those surge charges!
Where Are You Sleeping?
Getting a hotel? Air BnB? Making the trek back home? Make your reservation now! Hotels typically don't charge you until you check out, and the longer you wait, the harder it's going to be to find accommodations. USC has some hotel packages available that are worth looking in to
Get A Clear Backpack
Buy a clear, plastic backpack or fanny pack. Remember to respect the dimensions (12" x 6" x 12") and that it can't have any tint. In my experience, they've been getting stricter on meeting the requirements. Trendy Wendy on Capitol Hill carries both fanny packs and backpacks. You can also get this cinch bag on Amazon
or this backpack from Etsy,
both of which meet all the specifications. I looked for a while and those were the best options I could come up with. They don't really make backpacks that match those dimensions.
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Etsy option. Even though you can get a logo put on it, I'd advise against it. Seems like the kind of thing security would arbitrarily take issue with.[/caption]
Odds and Ends
Same goes for all those little things that make your night better. Make a list! What have you seen other people with that you thought was a great idea? Chapstick, a change of socks, space blankets for waiting in line...an umbrella, which is oddly enough allowed. The list also says
that you can't bring in gum, so think about how you might deal with that situation.
It's a nice-to-have if you're not bringing an above mentioned bag or if you have a heavier jacket or something. $20 for the night is pretty doable. Reserve one online here before they run out
You can bring a standard sized clear hydration pack bladder - must be empty upon entry, not tinted.
Yep. That's lifted directly from the official Lucky Rules & Safety page
. Awesome. While most Camelbaks I've seen are sold with those blue hydration packs, you can find non-tinted ones here
Figure Out Your ID
Make sure your identification situation is taken care of. Don't be that person posting on the event page asking if it's okay to bring in a piece of mail, your gym membership, and an old student ID. Just spend a few hours at the DMV and get it taken care of now.
Lucky 2017 is going to be held at the Tacoma Dome from 6:00pm - 1:30am on March 11th
. We'll be sure to update you as we get closer to the date. Expect some free tickets on the horizon too.